Venice, Florida Beach Guide

Beaches in Venice, Florida

Venice Beach
Venice Beach is located at the west end of Venice Avenue one mile west of business Route 41. 101 The Esplanade, Venice, FL 34285
If you're a SCUBA diver, a reef containing fossilized material is located a quarter of a mile offshore. It's a common sight to see local and vacationing divers entering the water for recreational dives and searching for fossilized sharks teeth. You can also find fossilized sharks teeth along the beach if you look carefully. Lifeguards are on duty year round
 
The beach's amenities include:

  • 7.5 acres of land
  • 875 linear feet of gulf beach frontage
  • Beach wheelchairs
  • Concession stand
  • Dune walkovers
  • Pavilion
  • Picnicking
  • Rest rooms
Brohard Park

Brohard Park is located in the southern most part of the City of Venice, on the Venice Airport property 1600 Harbor Drive, Venice, FL 34285
If you enjoy fishing, there's a 740 foot fishing pier on the property for public use. The pier has rest rooms, a snack bar, and a bait shop.
Also located at the park is Sharky's Restaurant and a U.S. Coast Guard Training Center.
The wetland area is known for bird watching. There are no lifeguards on duty. Brohard Park is also the location of Sarasota's only dog-friendly public beach.
There is a fenced area, a dune walkover, a drinking fountain and showers for dogs and fire hydrants and leash posts. A 300 foot section of beach is a dog beach for dogs and their owners. Dogs must be on leash or under voice control. Owners must clean up after their pets.

The beach's amenities include:

 

Caspersen Beach

Caspersen Beach is located south of the Venice Airport on Harbor Drive. 4100 Harbor Drive, Venice, FL 34285
Two thirds of the the beachfront has been left in its natural state, offering a very secluded location.
 Caspersen is known as a great place for collecting shells. It's also the best beach for finding pre-historic sharks' teeth.  There are no Lifeguards are on duty at Caspersen Beach.

The beach's amenities include:

Things to Remember!

At beaches where lifeguards are on duty you'll find information on water conditions and temperatures.
Be sure to pay attention to the flags flying and their color:

Good swimming conditions.
Green

Use caution
Yellow

Dangerous swimming conditions
Red

Beach is closed to swimming
Double Red

Hazardous Marine Life
Purple

Be careful with any food you have on the beach or at the concession area. Do not leave your food unattended. Gulls have very little fear of people and will swoop down from behind you and knock that burger or fries out of your hand.

All Sarasota County beaches are designated as non-smoking. Smoking is allowed in designated picnic areas, parking lots and at the pavilion on Lido Beach. Look for the sign on the left and other cigarette disposal containers that post non-smoking areas.